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Promenade Concert

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Relayed from THE QUEEN'S HALL, LONDON (Sole Lessees, Messrs. Cliappell and Co., Ltd.)
ODETTE DE FORAS
STUART ROBERTSON
ALBERT SAMMONS
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Principal First Violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE )
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
LISTENERS who recall the broadcast porformance of Johann Strauss 's most ambitioua operetta, The Gypsy Baron. last April will particularly remember this brilliant Zigeunerlied, sung by the pretty gypsy, Saffi. She sings of the gypsies, how brave and true they are, what splendid comrades, and what dangerous foes; take warning, she sings, ' for when the gypsy horde draws near, children's laughter turns to fear.' The music is not so fierce as the sentiment expressed ; Saffi is, after all, a very charming young gypsy.
EUGENE GOOSSENS remains for us an English composer, for we are not prepared to admit that his continued sojourn in the United States affects the issue of his nationality and our right to claim him as one of our most brilliant younger musicians. Eugene's father was born in Bruges in 1845, and came to England in 1873, later being appointed conductor to the Carl Rosa Opera Company. His son later succeeded him with the same Company, and with such antecedents it was only natural that the present Eugene, born in 1893, should have opera and conducting in his blood. Succeeding an early experience as a violinist with leading orchestras in London, he began conducting, at first during Sir Thomas Beecham 's opera season, some twenty years ago, and proved incontestably that though scarcely more than a boy, he was already a conductor by instinct. His career since then has been one of astonishing brillianoe; it was a great blow to the Concert
Room when he decided to leave England and accept the offer of conductorship at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester. At the moment ho is rightly esteemed as one of the three or four most famous conductors in America, which is very near to saying, of the world.

Contributors

Unknown: Odette De Foras
Unknown: Stuart Robertson
Unknown: Albert Sammons
Violin: Charles Woodhouse
Conducted By: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Eugene Goossens
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham






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